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Active holidays in Leipzig and the Leipzig region

The best destinations for your short break in the countryside

Is there anywhere better to recharge and relax than in the countryside? There is a great deal of beautiful greenery in and around Leipzig – and we don't mean the city jungle. From the Leipzig floodplain forest and crystal-clear lakes to the parks and gardens of magnificent palaces, from the Porphyrland Geopark and the heath landscape with its huge variety of species back to the picturesque canals in the vibrant city, you can enjoy varied and active days in the countryside around Leipzig.

Browse our web page to find out about the top 10 highlights as well as many more attractions you can explore on foot, by bike or on the water. We promise: you willwant to discover even more of the countryside in and around Leipzig and its surrounding region.

Top 10 natural highlights in Leipzig

”The noble voice of nature and the sounds of man's inferiority can only be experienced by walkers.“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The most beautiful cycle routes through the city and countryside

Hiking brochure "Good on Foot" ♥ Leipzig Region


Essential hiking for those who love walking in the countryside includes the trails through the delightful forest areas of the Düben and Dahlen Heaths, the wild and romantic riverside landscapes of the Mulde and Zschopau and the modern lakeland region right on Leipzig's doorstep.

5,56 km



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Long-distance bike trails

1562.8 km

The joys of cycling


E-Bike charging stations

Cycling through the city and the countryside

Whether you like to ride a gravel bike, an e-bike or a cargo bike, Leipzig has the perfect cycle path for every cycling enthusiast. A wide variety of routes lead from the city out to the lake districts north and south of Leipzig or along the romantic Mulde and Zschopau rivers as well as across the hills and valleys to magnificent castles and palaces.

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Swimming, water sports, boat trips

and much more......

About the lakes, water tours, outdoor pools and water sports


Leipzig has every right to call itself a city of water. Not only the many canals and rivers within the city but also the wide variety of lakeland areas around Leipzig guarantee plenty of fun and sports opportunities in, on and by the water.

Fans of sailing, diving, surfing and swimming will be especially thrilled. For those who prefer a more relaxed approach, Leipzig's waterways and the region's riverside meadows can be explored by canoe or on a boat trip. Ahoy!

Leipzig's New Lake District

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Indoor and outdoor pools

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Water sports

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Boat tour operators and boat rental

Boat rental at Wildpark (motorboat cruises, boat rentals)


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Boat rental at Scheibenholz


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Boat rental at the VINETA Bistro


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MS Santa Barbara on Lake Zwenkau


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Beauty and tranquility

Holiday villages in the Leipzig Region

A holiday in the countryside can offer so much variety


Saxony's villages are full of history and bring ancient handicrafts and traditions to life. On a village holiday you can feel tradition in the air, walk ancient paths, discover hidden treasures and take time to immerse yourself in the days of long ago. In the Leipzig region, you can find two districts of the town called Grimma that are romantically situated on the river Mulde and have been awarded the label "SACHSEN DÖRFER. LAND. LEUTE. LEBENSART" (SAXONY VILLAGES. COUNTRYSIDE. PEOPLE. LIFESTYLE)

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